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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Romanian diplomat, the new secretary general of Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization

Romanian diplomat Lazăr Comănescu is the new secretary general of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), an organization focusing on political and economic initiatives in the Black Sea region.

Foreign affairs minister Bogdan Aurescu called this “a success of Romanian diplomacy and proof of Romania’s strong commitment to foster cooperation at the Black Sea and advance economic regional development.”

Lazăr Comănescu held two mandates as Romania’s foreign affairs minister, between April and December 2008, and November 2015 and January 2017. He was also Romania’s ambassador to Germany between 2009 and 2015 and head of Romania’s mission to the EU between 2001 and 2008.

Established in 1992, it has as members Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

(Photo: Mae.ro)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Romanian diplomat, the new secretary general of Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization

Romanian diplomat Lazăr Comănescu is the new secretary general of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), an organization focusing on political and economic initiatives in the Black Sea region.

Foreign affairs minister Bogdan Aurescu called this “a success of Romanian diplomacy and proof of Romania’s strong commitment to foster cooperation at the Black Sea and advance economic regional development.”

Lazăr Comănescu held two mandates as Romania’s foreign affairs minister, between April and December 2008, and November 2015 and January 2017. He was also Romania’s ambassador to Germany between 2009 and 2015 and head of Romania’s mission to the EU between 2001 and 2008.

Established in 1992, it has as members Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

(Photo: Mae.ro)

simona@romania-insider.com

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